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Stock exchanges also play a role in mobilising finance to support the transition to net zero. They do this through the provision of innovative markets, products and services that cater for a range of investor and issuer needs. As market operators, exchanges sit at a key intersection point within the economies in which they operate and act as valuable sources of information and education. Exchanges can improve market understanding and awareness of the risks of climate change and the need to actively embrace a net zero transition.
Through assisting their home markets to become more climate resilient and better positioned to attract investment, the same business case applies for the exchange itself as a company in that: a) supporting global capital flow inwards to an exchange’s issuers also benefits the stock exchange and makes it an attractive listing venue; and b) the stock exchange will also want to be regarded as having an effective climate strategy to support its own access to capital. As such, we will discuss the key trends shaping this work being undertaken by stock exchanges, building on the SSE’s Model Guidance on climate disclosure, Action Plan for climate resilient markets and green finance guidance documents, providing real-world examples of how stock exchanges are tackling these important issues.
This session took place on 3 Nov, 15:30-16:30
at the UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub pavilion (Blue Zone)
- Tiffany GrabskiSenior Specialist Climate ActionUN SSE
- Herry ChoHead of Sustainability and Sustainable FinanceSingapore Exchange
- Shameela SoobramoneyChief Sustainability OfficerJohannesburg Stock Exchange
- David HarrisGlobal Head of Sustainability Finance, Data, and AnalyticsLondon Stock Exchange Group
- Hideki TomitaChief Representative in EuropeJapan Exchange Group
- Chiara CaprioliSenior Business Development ManagerLuxembourg Stock Exchange
- David ColinCOOMéxiCO2 - Bolsa Mexicana de Valores
About the SSE
The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.